Thoughts On .us.com domains

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tonyjr, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. tonyjr

    tonyjr Regular Member

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    Just wanted an opinion on the domain names that end in .us.com
    How does this effect SEO? what is the difference between a .us,.com and the .us.com domain names? Any help would be appreciated thanks
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Tonyjr,

    As far as a search engine is concerned, it makes no difference what so ever which TLD you use. From a user perspective however, there is a big difference. Internet users view .coms as most trustworthy for a commercial site. They also feel this way about .org's and some about .net's however people associate different meanings still with those TLD's. .orgs are often associated with non-profits or non-business related organizations (even though anyone can purchase the .org version of a TLD. Many novice internet users don't even realize that there are dozens of different TLD's.

    I would suggest that if you are running a commercial operation online, try and get the .com version of a TLD. If you can't get that, go after the .org or the .net. If those aren't available, rethink the name.

    At this link, a contributor to SEOMoz talks about this subject,

    http://www.seomoz.org/q/do-domain-extensions-such-as-com-or-net-affect-seo-value

    Hope that helps you,

    Shawn
     
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  3. Poindexter11

    Poindexter11 Newbie

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    Well you are really comparing apples to oranges here; a regular domain vs a subdomain managed by a company. One of the larger issues I can forsee with a quazi domain is in the future you don't have any control of the domain should the company go out of business, decide to no longer provide services, ect.